The SLA history

The company was established in 1994 as Stig L. Andersson Landscape Architects and has since 2005 had the name SLA A/S. The company is owned and managed by three partners: Creative director Stig L. Andersson, CEO Mette Skjold and Project director Rasmus Astrup. SLA is a member of the Danish Association of Architectural Firms and the practice’s consultancy is conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Danish Architect Corporate laws and regulations.

SLA’s project approach is based on the philosophy of optimizing multi- and interdisciplinary collaborations. Through our projects SLA seek to combine a unique artistic vision of democratic processes that involve both users and developers in the development of solutions which reflect a scientific understanding of how the physical conditions, geography, climate and resources interact with the human experience of space.

Fundamentals

Come explore the fundamentals of our office together with us

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Sakuteiki
– The Book of Garden

Sakuteki – The Book of Garden is a manual, a textbook for Japanese gardeners in the 11th century. This introduction sounds like this: “In making the garden, you should first understand the overall principles. According…

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Roots

“A tree consists of three parts: Its foliage, its trunk, and its roots. All three parts are important for the aesthetic feeling of nature. But of these three I find the roots most intriguing, most…

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Sound

“Sound. The soundtrack of our lives often passes us by without us noticing. But I have begun noticing the poetry of the noises around me. The rhythm and the song of the poet. The calling…

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Essay: The Bark Room

“Bark is both living and dead, growing and cracking, a shell, a protective layer and an integral part of the wood’s tissue. It’s the bark structure and the way it peels, which separates the different…

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Atmosphere

“Atmosphere is a thin film of enclosure around our world. Without our vaporous, water filled atmosphere, life on Earth – or indeed life anywhere – would not exist. But atmosphere is also what you sense…

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Mist

Mist is a phenomenon caused by small droplets of water suspended in air. Physically, it is an example of a dispersion. It is most commonly seen where warm, moist air meets sudden cooling, such as…

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White

“In the beginning was chaos. While the universe began to expand after Big Bang it also decreased in temperature. It became more and more ordered. With that order, the Universe changed its background colour toward…

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